More than 4800 researchers are employed in different academic positions at Hacettepe University. A significant portion of the academic staff transfers their knowledge and experience they have gained in the world's prestigious universities, where they continue for a period of their careers. The presence of researchers from different disciplines provides a suitable environment for multidisciplinary studies.
Detailed criteria for evaluating scientific research performance are applied in academic staff appointments. Scientific research and outputs have a special place in the assignment criteria of our university. In the evaluation of research performance, the quality of the outputs rather than the quantity is emphasized. This leads existing academic staff to original and competitive research. In the appointments to the faculty, qualified publications that are generally accepted in the international scientific community are given priority. There is a requirement to publish in international journals in SCI, SSCI, and A&HCI indexes in the transition to faculty members.
Hacettepe University has priority support mechanisms for developing research infrastructure through its resources, training highly qualified scientists, improving the academic qualifications and achievements of researchers, increasing opportunities for international cooperation, improving research experiences and international awareness abroad, and protecting intellectual property rights. Besides, researchers are given up-to-date information about out-of-house research funds through the project support office. In this context, researchers are directed to a wide range of opportunities, from individual predecessor research support to international research and innovation collaboration support.
Hacettepe University is one of the most successful research universities in our country. Hacettepe researchers have implemented numerous research projects in cooperation with successful researchers from national and international organizations. Hacettepe University ranks first among all public and foundation universities in our country in terms of the number of research articles that are the most important output of scientific research. Many academicians who have been awarded by institutions such as TUBITAK and TUBA are working in our University.
To date, the faculty members of our university have won 62 TUBİTAK Incentive, 17 TUBİTAK Science, 7 TUBİTAK Community Service, 2 TWAS awards, and a total of 88 TUBİTAK awards. Our researchers were deemed worthy of 24 TÜBA GEBİP awards and 1 BAGEP award. Also, the faculty members of our university have won over 50 prestigious awards such as UNESCO, Vehbi Koç, Sedat Simavi, L'Oreal Scientist, Eczacıbaşı, and Novartis award. Hacettepe University continues to make significant contributions to science with its researchers with the highest h-index value among Turkish scientists.
Academicians of our university also take on executive or consultancy roles in important institutions that direct science and technology in our country. Hacettepe carries out senior management duties in national and international professional/scientific non-governmental organizations by its academic staff.
The transfer of academic and technical knowledge of our university to the relevant sectors is provided through Hacettepe Technopark-Technology Transfer Center (HT-TTM). HT-TTM provides services such as developing university-industry and university-public cooperation projects, preparing projects for national and international fund programs, identifying inventions and patent applications for research results, and supporting entrepreneurship.
Through our libraries, our researchers have access to over 3 million electronic and nearly 200,000 printed resources through various databases focused on different disciplines.